My Little Yoni Guide: Talking to your kids about sex
Are you a who is hesitant to teach your children at a ? Are you a that doesn't know when is the right age to start to teach your children about ?
can be daunting.
However, children at a very have curious minds and are questioned about what they see around them. Children are innately curious and it is not usual for them to ask questions like "How did the baby get inside your tummy?" or "How are made?" As parents, it is our responsibility to provide honest and correct answers to because giving them false information will keep them unsafe and ignorant. Teaching your children should begin as early and accurately as possible. It is also important to note that as , you need to empower your children with medically accurate resources that are shame-free and age-appropriate. Calling a by the correct name helps eliminate shame and stigma. It also can keep your safe.
It is also good to know that is not all about reproduction and teaching how to make , it also has a broader scope that helps children understand every aspect of and apply it meaningfully into their lives. It does not end with the big " " but rather, it's a continuous about , whereas a we can continue elaborating and introducing concepts as they grow older.
in the United States is broken. Only 17 states require medically accurate , and only 7 states require topics like to be covered. The Federal government wastes billions of dollars funding abstinence-only education programs which have been proven to be ineffective and can even be harmful. "
The study also showed that the United States has one of the highest known rates of adolescent pregnancy and in developed regions."
But that isn't the case in the Netherlands. is being taught in Dutch schools as part of the curriculum. As early as the age of 4, children learn about female and male anatomy and . The curriculum expands according to their age and level of development. Before middle school, children learn reproduction, , and .
Data shows that the Dutch approach to is highly effective. "The Netherlands boasts one of the lowest rates of teen pregnancy in the world, as well as low rates of HIV and other STIs.
The Netherlands offers an excellent lesson in the positive power of comprehensive education. Thus, centering love, empowerment, and respect rather than fear, shame, and stigma."
Teaching your children sexual education should begin as early as possible. It often begins with anatomy lessons during toddler years and learning about at age. Once your reaches the next childhood stage, certain topics are added according to their age and level of development. Topics such as self-pleasure, , and . It is important to explain all of these developmental topics in a way that your can fully understand. In that way, it helps your develop and keeps them safe in the world today.
Always remember, a big part of is education, and it all begins at home with parents.